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News from the ACT

I’d much prefer it if the news about the passing of the law making same-sex civil unions legal was getting half the press that the kangaroo cull is getting. I’m much more interested that at least one of the tiers… Read More ›

Seed Vault under the Arctic frost

A “Doomsday vault” even: The project is intended to provide a failsafe against disaster so that if a seed collection is destroyed in its natural habitat there is an alternative source of supply. Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global… Read More ›

Greenwashing: dodgy green claims

CHOICE, the consumer activist group1, have a longstanding campaign targeting misleading “green claims” in advertising. Photo by Daveybot Organisations may mislead consumers by promoting themselves and their products as ‘eco-friendly’, ‘green’, ‘sustainable’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ and so on, when in… Read More ›

Wet summer

How odd it is for me to write those words after the last few dry years. The word(s) of the last weeks has been “La Niña”, the sister phenomenon to the prolonged El Nino event that has brought us severe… Read More ›

Go go Gillard

As every media outlet cannot tire of telling us, today is the first day in Australia’s history when we will have a female (acting) Prime Minister, and as they are equally quick to reassure us, it’s only going to be… Read More ›

Kyoto around the traps

[image source] Kevin Rudd’s first move as Prime Minister was to ratify Kyoto. It’s ten years late, but we’re there. Here’s a roundup of reactions in the blogworld so far. strangedave: It was a bit churlish of Australia really, to… Read More ›